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Dog Attack Near School


25/04/16


Lanarkshire Police are hunting for the owner of a Staffordshire bull terrier that savaged a small chihuahua in a park near a primary school.

The larger animal sank its teeth into the smaller dog’s neck and pinned it to the ground.

And then the owner of the terrier left the scene – within a park near to Holy Family Primary school on Bellshill’s Hope Street – without checking on the condition of the chihuahua or its owner.


The attack happened at around 11am on Wednesday, April 20. A police spokesperson said: “The chihuahua was bitten to the neck and pinned down by the untethered and dangerously out-of-control terrier. However the owner of the small dog managed to prevent further injury being caused. The owner of the terrier left the area along with his dog, making no attempt to check on the welfare of either the small dog or its owner.”


The Staffie's owner is described as being male, aged 40 to 50, 5ft 11in, short black hair and wearing a white/gold tracksuit top. If you have any information in relation to this incident, contact officers on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.